|Abstract||Job security is one of the most debatable and topics in the world of human resources. Many studies concluded that job security is one of the keys to employee satisfaction. It also contributes to employee performance and productivity. In this study, the case of Qatar University is presented. Without job security, employees will not be sure about their future and their income source. Job insecurity has a strong negative effect on employee performance. Job insecurity may cause critical negative impacts both on employees and organizations.
The political situation and the blockade imposed on Qatar led to new measures and an understanding of business in the country. Organizations in Qatar are now trying to think out of the box and improve their performance to overcome the negative blockade impacts. This research discusses job insecurity impact on employee performance and productivity. The research aim is to understand the relationship between the concepts of job security and employee performance. To do so, many sub-concepts were investigated in the study, including financial benefits, fairness, work stress, training, job future, and relationship with superiors. Those concepts and variables were tested among Qatar University Faculty members using in-depth interviews as a data collection method. The study concluded that job security is very important to organizations and employees. It was also concluded that job security drivers could sometimes be controlled by the organization, such as financial benefits, internal communication, working conditions, work stress, fairness, career development, and training. On the other hand, some drivers are controlled by the industry and the eco-system in the country, such as the financial support from the government, the economic crises, and the political crises.
The study suggested that the job security level at Qatar University can be improved through various methods that are presented in the recommendations chapter. The research provided comprehensive applicable recommendations in which Qatar University can use it to improve the level of employee job security. The research also provided a chance for future studies to investigate the impact of job security on the education system in the university. This study can highly benefit Qatar University and can positively affect the human resources activities in higher education in Qatar.